Hailsham Stabbing Latest

A 16-year-old boy was tonight charged with the murder of a young father, police said.


The teenager, who is accused of killing 25-year-old Darren Croxton, will appear before magistrates at Eastbourne Youth Court tomorrow morning.

Mr Croxton, 25, was found collapsed in Bramble Drive, Hailsham, East Sussex, at about 4.30pm on Sunday from injuries which Sussex Police believe were sustained in a pre-planned fight in woods nearby.

Mr Croxton, who lived in Hailsham and leaves a daughter, was pronounced dead at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton on Monday morning.

Thirteen arrests were made by detectives in connection with Mr Croxton's murder, a Sussex Police spokeswoman said.

A 20-year-old man, from Hastings, arrested this morning, and a 17-year-old boy, arrested yesterday, have both been released on conditional bail.

An 18-year-old man, who was arrested yesterday, and a 16-year-old boy, arrested on Monday, have both been bailed until February 22.

Five teenage boys, aged 13, two of 14, one 15 and a 16-year-old, who were held on suspicion of attempted murder, have been ruled out of the inquiry.

Three men - aged 20, 23 and 27 - were also released from custody with no further action being taken. They are now being treated as witnesses, police said.
 
Police are continuing with their appeal for information. Please call 101 quoting Op Consul or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information that could help detectives with

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: James Stewart

1am - 6am

James Stewart

On TV: Merry Quiz-mas!

2am - 4am

Watch heart TV

  • Nevada THE MACK FT. MARK MORRISON & FETTY WAP

    Now

  • The Pretenders 2000 Miles

    02:06

    iTunes

  • Wham! Last Christmas

    02:02

    iTunes

  • Demi Lovato Let It Go

    01:58

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 102.4 and 103.5

Advertise Advertise in Sussex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter